Office of Quality Improvement Services

The services and functions of the Office are designed to support and enhance the quality and integrity of services provided to DHHS customers. Quality Improvement Services emphasizes consumer and family involvement, building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and the use of outcome measurements to guide policy and decision-making.

  • QI Data Snapshot -Trauma Exposure and Post Traumatic Stress Among Thrive System of Care Participants in Maine.  This month's QI Data Snapshot is the first of a two-part series that highlights the results of three studies focused on the prevalence of PTSD and trauma among child and youth recipients of behavioral health services in Maine.    Word* |  PDF*

    OCQIS produces six snapshots annually and is available on the DHHS Office of Continuous Quality Improvement Services website at: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/QI/index.shtml. Each Snapshot is intended to be brief, data-focused, and cover a broad range of health and human service related topics across DHHS.We hope you find this Snapshot helpful and look forward to your feedback.
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  • Reports & Publications - Report development and design for presentations informing on services system outcomes for planning and policy making.
    • Turning Data Into Action
      Recent presentation by Dr. Jay Yoe, Director of the Office of Quality Improvement Services (OQIS) presented at the 23rd Annual Childrens Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in Tampa Florida, entitled: "Turning Data Into Action: Using Data to Drive Service, Program and Policy Decisions in Children's Behavioral Health Services in Maine". The presentation focused on the use of service and outcome data to shape policy and inform service planning, development, and decision-making in Children's Behavioral Health Services in Maine.Adobe PDF or Microsoft Power Point
    • Strategies for Using Psychopharmacology Data
      Recent presentation by Dr. Jay Yoe, Director of the Office of Quality Improvement Services (OQIS) & Dr. Elsie Freeman presented at the 23rd Annual Childrens Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in Tampa Florida, entitled: "Strategies for Using Psychopharmacology Data To Improve Quality of Care in Children’s Mental Health: The Maine Experience". This presentation examined variation in the use and quality of psychotropic medications among child and youth MaineCare members 0-18 years of age within different Maine populations and in comparison to other states involved in a 16-state study. Adobe PDF or Microsoft Power Point
    • The “Dashboard Performance Indicators 2009"
      is an at a glance booklet designed to let the reader easily discover how Maine is doing on key health status statistics and quality indicators. The Dashboard Performance Indicators touch upon the following areas; Public Health, Safety, Cost, Access and Quality. The booklet has two main sections; the first half is the DHHS Dashboard Performance Indicator Tables, which contain the Indicators, the data for each Indicator as well as the definitions and data sources for each indicator. The second half of the book is the DHHS Dashboard Performance Indicator Graphs, which provides graphs for all indicators. Adobe PDF*
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